The UFC made the announcement of the new fight yesterday and this bout will take place on the preliminary card. Miller pulled out of the fight this week after he learned his son will be having a kidney replacement surgery.
Benoist (6-1) entered the UFC last year and won his debut against Matt Riddle by decision. He returned to the octagon earlier this summer and was defeated by Seth Baczynski by split decision at UFC on FX 3.
Prior to making his UFC debut, he opened his career with five straight victories and four of those wins came by submission.
Pierson (12-6) has gone 2-2 in the UFC and recently snapped a two fight losing streak at UFC on FX 3. He defeated Jake Hecht by unanimous decision on that card and his other UFC win came in his debut against Riddle.
During his recent two fight losing streak, he lost to top contenders Jake Ellenberger and Dong Hyun Kim.
UFC 152 takes place from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on September 22nd and will be headlined by Jon Jones defending the UFC light heavyweight title against Vitor Belfort.
Stay tuned to TheMMAReport.com for updates on this card and the current card is below:
Jon Jones (Champ) vs. Vitor Belfort – Light Heavyweight Title Bout
Joseph Benavidez vs. Demetrious Johnson – Flyweight Title Bout
Michael Bisping vs. Brian Stann
TJ Grant vs. Evan Dunham
Matt Hamill vs. Vladimir Matyushenko
Igor Pokrajac vs. Vinny Magalhaes
Jimy Hettes vs. Marcus Brimage
Seth Baczynski vs. Simeon Thoresen
Mitch Gagnon vs. Walel Watson
Kyle Noke vs. Charlie Brenneman
Sean Pierson vs. Lance Benoist
Cub Swanson vs. Charles Oliveira